Name: Ben Granfelt
Instrument: Guitar & vocals
Influences: Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, Robin Trower, Michael Landau etc. ...all good players in general!
Gear used: Fender Custom shop 2007 Namm special Relic Strat, Michael Landau Custom Shop -63 Strat, Gibson Custom shop 2005 -R9 Les Paul, Gibson Custom shop -58 VOS Les Paul, All guitars fitted with Kloppmann pickups, Various ENGL amps and cabs, Captain Coconut II pedal, H&K Rotosphere + TC G-Force and TC 1210 Spatial Expander in Skrydstrup designed rack controlled by a Skrydstrup SC-1 midi controller. + 2 smaller pedalboards with about the same effects ...one for fly in gigs and one for touring abroad.
History: Born long ago... can't remember everything, check the biography page but my times with Wishbone Ash are forever printed in my mind... Leningrad Cowboys, Guitar Slingers...Los Bastardos Finlandeses what a blast! :-)
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Name: John "Groovemeister" Vihervä
Instrument: Bass guitar & backing vocals
Influences: Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Rush, 70´s funk, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, Frank Marino, Tangerine Dream, the list is endless...
Gear used: Fender Jazz Bass, Mark Bass amplification.
History: Begun playing bass at age 9, always been a fan of groovy stuff & psychedelic hard rock, one of the founding members of the flagship of finnish heavy metal, Stratovarius. Played in various groups along the years, played with Ben 2007-2010, re-joined the group 2013. Also plays with legendary Mountain drummer Corky Laing in his rock opera "Playing God". Likes beer, ladies and good food.
Name: Miri Miettinen
Instrument: Drums, percussion, backing vocals
Influences:All the great composers and musicians from classical to jazz...
Gear used: Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Balbex stix, PT-Percussion
History: Started to play drums at age 8. Studied drums and percussion at the Music Conservatory, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki. Drummers Collective N. Y. Musicians Institute L. A. Worked in studios (still does) and TV all his life. Drum teacher at Pop and Jazz Concervatory for ten years. Played in different rock bands e. g. Gringos Locos with Ben and many more... Likes good wine and food. Frisbee-golf and fishing :-)